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    September 27, 2010
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people were ready to run joe flacco out on a rail. keith mills has details from the ravens home opener. >> in a slight fall has arrived. -- it looks like fall has arrived. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> this would be a great morning to sleep in. if you have to go to work, give yourself some extra time. take an umbrella and a light jacket. the rain it is around most of the major thoroughfares. the beltway, up and down 95, 70, 83. the forecast for today, periods
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of rain. there could be some breaks here and there. upper 60's and low 70's. we will not move much temperature-wise. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> the rain is having an impact on the morning commute. we have several axes. there is one at the j.f.x. 40 miles per hour. watch for delays there. outer loop at reisterstown road, there is an accident off to the side. a vehicle spun out and is facing the wrong direction. watch for flooding on route 40 in both directions at rolling road. number at 295, there is another accident. a busy start to your morning commute. this is a mere 29. there was an accident past 29.
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we switch over to a live view of traffic at the beltway. we're watching for delays and to develop as you get closer to the outer loop at the j.f.x. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a cecil county casino will open its doors in just a few hours. >> it got the ok last night. kim dacey is live here in the studio with more. >> hollywood casino got the official green light after a trial run went well saturday night. it will be maryland's first slots casino to open since casinos were banned in the 1960's. the casino is opening three days earlier than scheduled because construction finished earlier than expected. it has 1500 slot machines but no table games. 350 new jobs have been created.
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80% of the new employees are from cecil and harford counties. this is a new era in maryland. >> we are excited. all of our cast members were smiling from ear to ear yesterday. >> the casino will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. this morning. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a white supremacist will learn his fate when he appears in court later today. the man is scheduled to be sentenced this morning for the 2009 attack on a man in baltimore. the judge is expected to impose 31 years. >> it is expected that the judge will impose the sentence at the time of the plea, which is 31 years.
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30 years for the armed carjacking, 25 years concurrent for the first degree assault, and one year for a hate crime. >> the man is expected to make a victim impact since prior to sentencing. zachary watson is scheduled to begin at his trial today. the second teenager has his case sends in juvenile court. >> one patient is under arrest accuse of murdering a fellow patient. the body was found ad clifton t. perkins state hospital. the victim identified as susan sachs appeared to have been strangled. no word on why the suspect, saladin taylor, is accused of committing the crime occurred a woman was shot during a domestic dispute. this was just before 4:00 p.m.
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sunday afternoon. there is no word on her condition. police said she suffered wounds considered non-life-threatening . >> one person is dead after an early-morning motorcycle crash on sunday. it happened along east jarrettsville road. the bike hit a curb and slid into a utility pole. matthew cavey was killed. elijah kelley is in serious condition. >> republicans and democrats both believe they have what it takes to win in november. president obama hopes to give his party another victory at the pole. kate amara joins us live with more. >> president obama will be pushing his economic message this week during a four-state .ampaign swing that s
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president obama signs the small business jobs bill into law democrats show they are focused on revving up a sputtering economy. >> we have to keep pushing growth to create the jobs and prepare the job the recession has done. >> campaign stops are planned to help push democrats over the top in november. >> we will continue to focus on clean energy jobs and we will continue to focus on the economy. >> republicans believe the economy is issue number one. >> we have to do something to keep the economy moving. >> voters will be looking for a change. >> they know the way to change is to change the congress. you don't get to make changes unless you get elected. >> the president will be
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focusing on a group that helped get him elected, young voters. there are a series of rallies planned on college campuses. back to you. >> with lawmakers focused on the midterm election, is there any government getting them right now? >> it doesn't seem like it is. harry reid has called all senators back to the hill tonight to start working on an anti-outsourcing jobs bill. senators will also take up the measure to fund the government in the absence of any kind of formal appropriations bill. >> kate amara, thank you. have a good day. >> some members of congress are not laughing at steven colbert's appearance last week. he gave a five-minute speech in character about the plight of migrant workers. some felt he made a mockery of
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the proceedings. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans for hours on end in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> colbert did supply a written statement that did not supply jokes. he said he wanted to speak for those without power. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> joe flacco had quite possibly the worst game of his career,
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throwing four interceptions. the team has shaken all of that off. flacco threw for three touchdowns against the cleveland browns. that allows the ravens to challenge for the title next week when they take on the pittsburgh steelers. keith mills will have highlights and reaction later on. >> that will be a game. 67 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> more evacuation's in wisconsin as flood waters continue to rise. >> a new tv might not be a bad idea to put on your christmas wish list. we'll explain why. >> we have a restart on this monday morning. we will check the seven-day forecast when i come back to >> we have lots of problems. we have lots of problems. we have an accident on 95.
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this was the strike where i think people had, had enough. this was the face that baseball needed. there's always a surprise in baseball. the team, i think, had transformed the fans. they'll do anything to stay in the big league. it's always the same. always changing. baseball, the tenth inning, check local listings. only on pbs.
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>> welcome back. we have some rain and fog downtown. give yourself some extra time. 69 degrees at the maryland science center per it will not be a steady rain all day. you could get a couple of hours of dry weather. we have some steady rain around the beltway and up into baltimore county and carroll county perry south of us, there is a break in the precipitation. that will be the case as we head into the day today. take a wider view. you can see what i'm talking about. we see rain downtstream.
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this will be a long event for us. there is a front stalled in the carolinas right now. producing of is wr the rain. showers and maybe a thunderstorm possible through tonight and into tuesday. low to mid 60's in most spots. 64 in columbia. 66 in rock hall. we should sneak into the low 70's this afternoon. temperature range between 68 and 73 with rain. otherwise, cloudy and cool conditions. rain showers are likely again tonight. temperatures will hold steady in the mid 60's. during tomorrow, this system will work its way off the coast.
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we will keep a chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the forecast. there's a nice area of high pressure that will take control during the middle of the week. when state looks like a nice day. still a chance for a shower or thunderstorm on tuesday with a high near 76. sunshine on wednesday, 74. a stronger front moves in on thursday. after that, the highs will fall into the 60's and overnight lows will it be in the low to mid 40's per a cooldown air mass coming up as we head into the weekend. let's check the roads with sarah. >> the weather is having a major impact. we have some accidents to get to. southbound 95. a pretty big slow down. accident is at keefe avenue.
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watch for a delays leading up to keith avenue and getting down to the four mechanics. the west side is filling up quickly. if you can, leave early because you will need that extra time with speeds down around the area. southbound 95, look at those delays. outer loop at the jfx, we have an accident. there is an accident at reisterstown road. it is off to the side. a crash blocking the left lane. 40 rolling road is the scene with some flooding. we have our fair share of problems this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the pastor of an atlanta church tells his congregation he will fight the allegations against him. four men have filed suit
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against 8eddie long. he has denied the charges. he did not discuss the specifics of the lawsuit. he promised his congregation he would be back next sunday and every sunday after that. there is a state of emergency in central wisconsin. people are being told to leave their homes. fast rising flood waters have levee to fail.ed a the flood waters are expected to rise over the next several days. there is a hearing in the nation's capital. offshore drilling begins a hearing. topics include the response to the april spill and reforming the regulatory framework for offshore drilling.
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thad allen and lisa jackson are expected to testify. >> another airline wants to let you stay connected to the ground when you were miles in the year. jetblue is installing satellite internet and tv service on their 150 aircraft. the system reportedly is the first of its kind for commercial aircraft. it needs to pass approval. shthe market may make it easier to put an lcd tv under your christmas tree this year. prices are expected to drop by 12%. stores have a surplus of sets on their shelves. they could sell for as little as $199.
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prices are expected to rebound next year. taxpayers are expected to get rebates. jane king has that story and more in the bloomberg business report. >> aig is back in the spotlight today. the treasury department may announce plans to return aig to independence and to recoup their taxpayer money used to rescue that company. aig is the only insurer yet to repay its tarp funds. stocks rallied on friday, sending the s&p two a four- month high. we also saw a nice rally during the baltimore index.
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a company has a new division and they will bridge pharmaceuticals and food. a new way to watch films. sony pictures and walt disney are in talks with the largest cable-tv system. they want to offer their films for as many as $30 per showing after they run in theaters. stage,re a fan of the several theaters will be hosting a free night's of performances in baltimore. you can reserve tickets beginning tomorrow. that is business. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> if you were shopping for a new refrigerator or dishwasher, a new energy star label could influence your choice. david collins has more. >> the energy star label is
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something consumers have come to know and trust as a way to save money and the environment. this woman always looks for appliances with the energy star label. >> we assume they are helping us with saving energy. but now she is not so sure. the certification process was put to the test. >> we started with computer monitors and refrigerators, dishwashers. once we saw how easily they were certified, we went to a gas power alarm clock. there was no trouble getting energy just start certification for problems they simply made up. we will show you some of those outrageous products. what is being done to make sure products you purchase will live
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up to the label. >> 65 degrees on tv hill. weather and traffic when we come back. >> the worst fears for ravens fans are eased. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we are tracking a pretty busy morning rush. we have an accident on 95 in the southbound direction. that one is in the left lane. causing pretty hefty delays. you will need some extra time. or you can take 895 instead. this is the west side at old court. traffic is at a standstill, much of it because of an accident. a vehicle spun out and is facing the opposite direction. watch for those delays. this is the outer loop at the j.f.x. this accident is causing traffic. the heaviest delay is on the west side. coming down from owings mills.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. rain is in the forecast this morning. this is a solid area of rain through baltimore and carroll county. there is a break at the eastern shore. i do not think it will be steady rain. there could be some hours of dry weather. we will have periods of rain with temperatures in the upper 70's and low 70's. but first, here's the man with the good news, keith mills. >> some good news. the real man, anquan boldin. what a game he played. and now, bring on the steelers. the ravens beat the cleveland browns. the ravens raised their record and set up for the big match next week with pittsburgh.
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ray lewis does the squirreled dance. this is some nice football. a nice touch to anquan boldin. the start of a big day for boldin. check this guy. this is peyton hillis. look at. he rushed for 144 yards against the ravens' defense. 14-10 at the half. joe flacco to boldin again. 3 fats down passes for joe flacco and boldin. what a difference a week makes. >> you are happier this week. those games happened. nobody wants to go when their and throw four interceptions. it happens. there are a lot of good players around the league. times teams do not play well.
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you have to do everything you can to get better. >> i had a problem last week. i felt something needed to be said. we had a different mentality going into the game. everybody took it personal. especially the offense after the performance we had last week. >> boldin had a great game. the jets beat miami last night. the orioles had another loss to the blue jays. inhabited toronto where the orioles lost their 14th straight game. vernon wells in the first inning. travis snyder beats the throw. 1-0 in the six. this goes to right center. he is thrown out at second.
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the blue jays sweep the orioles. the orioles open a series against tampa bay. it is good to see joe flacco bounce back. >> i knew he would do it. >> big ben is not playing next week. >> little ben. >> 67 degrees on tv hill. much more to come in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> the nation starts a dialogue in classrooms around the country. >> a casino will be opening in cecil county in a couple of hours. i will be live with details. >> the rain will stick around for a couple of days at least.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> it is monday and is rain.
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give yourself some extra time. we will have rain off and on today. i do not think it will be a steady rain today. there will be breaks. cloudy and cool with temperatures in the upper 60's and low 70's. for now to the news desk. >> it is the topic at the center of a national discussion. improving learning in the classroom. >> a summit kicks off today and offers an interactive forum for students, teachers, and parents. we have details. >> at a town hall taking off education nation, teachers from around the country highlighted ways to inspire children in the classroom. >> all students can learn as long as teachers are committed and passionate. >> many voiced frustration and searched for ways to improve the education system.
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>> there should not be a lottery for a good education system. >> from charter schools to teachers getting blamed for the problem. >> we are being made the scapegoats. >> one thing many agree on is that children deserve better in school. a recent poll shows 77% give public schools a grade of c or lower. 58% believe major changes is needed. >> we have to educate our way. >> the new documentary "waiting for superman" attempts to underscore problems of many families. it shows how five students and parents navigate through a lottery system to get out of failing neighborhood schools and into public charter schools.
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look of the drop paths for many -- lot of the draw passed to shape the way they learn and dream. rockefeller plaza has been turned into an interactive learning center. a place where students and teachers can learn about diet and nutrition. >> be sure to tune in to 11 news throughout the day. tim tooten is heading to the big apple for education nation and he will have live reports tonight at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. >> a guardsman is filing for his right to vote. he said absentee voters have time.given enough ballots for the state races will be too late.
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there is a high-profile murder case. the family of the child who was found dead over christmas want davis ruark to finish the case and he started. they are confident he is the person to prosecute the defendant. the democratic rival said he has held out the possibility. >> the state's first casino will open its doors in cecil county a few days earlier than expected. kim dacey has more. >> maryland banned slot machine the 1960's. hollywood casino will be the first casino to open.
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they got the okay to open after a trial run went well saturday night. 1500 slot machines. there are no table games. you can experience something similar. >> i am excited. all of the staff is excited. all the cast members were smiling from ear to ear yesterday to be part of history in maryland. >> this casino has created 350 jobs. 80% of the employees are coming from cecil and harford counties. this meant no longer needs to compete so long. >> i have a two-year-old and we have been here for about eight years. it has been great coming home near. >> the casino is opening three days earlier than expected thanks to quick construction. they wanted to expedite this
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process so maryland could compete with bordering states. others hope to follow in their footsteps soon. the casino will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. this morning. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we are tracking a soggy with lots of accidents to watch for. there is an accident in the left lane and causing folks to slow down to 14 miles per hour from white marsh. indiana glen arm at harford road, we have an accident there. we have accidents on the outer loop at the inner loop of the j.f.x. we're delays on southbound 795 approaching owings mills down to
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the beltway. we have a vehicle that spun out and is facing the wrong direction. outer loop at 95 on the southwest side, another accident. you will need some extra time. this is the delay at white marsh. here is what it looks like once you get closer. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now tony has a check on your forecast. >> but first a look at hd radar. let's look at the doppler. note? yes? no? we have hd doppler. we can see some rain around the beltway and back into baltimore county. it doesn't break up to our south and portions of the eastern counties. that will be the case as we make it through the day.
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the seven-day forecast looks like this. 76 tomorrow with a chance of thunderstorms. nice weather on wednesday. another chance for showers on thursday. highs in the 60's on saturday and sunday. >> we have a guest on the set. >> save him for breakfast. >> may be yellow mustard. coming up, it away from getting from point a to point b that would make williwaw the proud. >> stiwe are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers wao
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>> a french chocolate maker has come up with a different way to travel. this chocolate and sugar boat was launched in france. it has an engine. it did not sink -- it kind of sank. dozens of people looked on and laughed. he said he made this because someone said he could not. he is the that kind of a guy. >> who knew chocolate could float? an engineer has made aviation history for the longest human- powered flight with flapping
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wings. this is a human-powered flying machine. it has pedals and flaps. it generates enough lift to bring someone off the ground. he can truly say he flew nearly 500 feet and what are his arms tired. >> that was one funny-looking thing. 65 degrees on tv hill. we will check the opening headlines. henny young manny young where is smiling. rain and fog to start this monday.old gibbs canning compan.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big
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corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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>> welcome back. a patient at a psychiatric hospital is under arrest, accused of murdering a fellow patient. the victim was identified as susan sachs and appear to have been strangled. she was found not criminally responsible for the murder of a psychiatric social worker. no word on what the suspect, saladin taylor, is accused of committing the crime. a white supremacist will learn his fate in the brutal beating of a fisherman. he is said to be -- privett is scheduled to make a victims impact statement. there could be a sentence of 31
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years. he is a hit on late-night couple. some 01 about steven colbert -- some are wondering about steven colbert's testimony on capitol hill last week. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate?
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>> >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. we have wrapped up another summer vacation time. to many of us were not relaxing the way we were supposed to. chris clackum have more when people cannot seem to unplug even when they get away. >> the result of a study of stressed americans are not that surprising. >> very stressed out. i need a vacation. i need a month off. >> stressed keeps many less inclined to really relax. >> i am not inclined because i know there is a pile of work that will build up while i'm gone. >> the study wants people to relax and get away and found more than half the workers failed to take all of their vacation days. >> they are too busy and doing
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the jobs of two and three people. >> even when they do get away, they do not go far. >> when i get away, i take my laptop and i'm still working. >> there are benefits to leaving work, even for just an extended weekend. >> people feel healthier and sleep better and they are far more productive when they give back to work. >> they suggest you start planning your next time off the do you returned to work. chris clackum, nbc news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. it is still a mess out there. the accident on southbound 95 has been cleared. 13 miles per hour approaching white marsh all the way down to
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keith avenue. harford road, we're dealing with an accident involving an overturned vehicle in glen arm. there are two accidents at the j.f.x. 12 miles per hour on the outer loop beginning at reisterstown road. we had an accident at 795 and it is clear. here's what it looks like at white marsh. the pace is very slow. this is 95 and things are starting to move again after that earlier accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we are seeing rain and we're starting to see it break up a little bit. it probably will not be a steady rain. there could be a break and then another wave will come through. especially at the eastern shore counties.
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heavy rain and steady rain down 83. you get the picture. take an umbrella and give yourself extra time. we can see a lot of rain coming up from the south. it will not clear out until sometime tomorrow. this will be a long duration yves van. there is a front stalled across the carolinas. riding over this front. we have an east wind. temperatures will be cool. we will have a tough time getting at of the 60's. upper 50's in the northern suburbs. maybe we will sneak into the 70's later this afternoon. cloudy and cool with a high temperature between 68 and 73 degrees. a chance for showers tonight,
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maybe a thunderstorm. 60's tonight. a warm front will be coming through. we will keep a chance for a shower in the forecast on tuesday. we should wind up with a nice day on wednesday. this is the seven-day forecast. upper 70's on tuesday. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. wednesday looks like a decent day, 74. another front moves in on thursday. that is a stronger front. some of the computer models are taking a tropical system up the east coast next weekend. right now we will say dry with temperatures in the 60 +. >> the first casino in maryland opens its doors in cecil county in just over an hour. kim dacey joins us now with more. >> hollywood casino got the
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official green light after a trial run went well saturday night. voters approved the slots referendum in 2008. the perryville casino is opening three days earlier than scheduled because construction finished earlier than expected. it has 1500 slot machines but no table games. 350 new jobs have been created. casino officials are proud to be starting a new era in maryland. the casino will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. this morning. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> celebrities take on their dream jobs. as aside tony danza's year teenager. whatill not bbelieve
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serena williams would like to bdo. here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the "today" show. >> we are live at the white house for a special live exclusive interview with the president, an entire half hour dedicated to education. why are our students falling behind? what can be done to give them a competitive edge. we'll take you back to kindergarten to get a firsthand look at some of the challenges being faced by some of our youngest students. we will talk to some passengers involved in an emergency landing over the weekend. we have a lot to get to on a busy monday as we kick off education nation. >> 65 degrees on tv hill. >> we will take another look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start
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your day.
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>> how bad is it out there? >> it is pretty bad. the rain is creating a nightmare for motorists. harford road in glen arm, all lanes are closed because of an overturned the vehicle. take bel air road as an alternate. 27 on 95 out of the northeast. 13 on the west side. this is 95 at white marsh.
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that is the pace of things, nasty. >> maybe the rain will knock down some of the stink bugs. >> we had one here in the studio. meal.are good on old at we will have rain off and on today. it will clear up in the middle of the week. chilly next week. some of the computer models looked interesting with a tropical system coming up the east coast. tune into am 1090 and you can get weather and traffic on the fives all belong. you have to cut them up. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> hope you're enjoying your breakfast. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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too cold! get up to $2,450 dollars in rebates and keep saving with home performance with energy star. get started at bgesmartenergy.com. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable.